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By Robert Hall

ISBN-10: 1865082295

ISBN-13: 9781865082295

The tale of the 1969 travel of Vietnam by way of the 8th Battalion of the Australian military.

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It’s not like something that you’ve got to do. 18 Other northern European immigrants seemed to agree. 19 But the full range of migrant origins tended to be represented among the Nashos. Lance Corporal Gerardus Van Haren and Private Weren Van Loon were born in Holland; Private Costas Constantinides in Cyprus; Privates Fabio Barcovich and Bozidar Ristic in Yugoslavia; Privates Carl Piazza, Carl Vassarelli, Luciano Sartori and Tito DiGiovanni in Italy; Private Alain Cossardeaux in France; Privates Helmut Gommermann, Alexander Dimitrijevic and Hans Katala in Germany.

Au 92 CHANDOS STREET ST LEONARDS NSW 2065 24 152 × 230 25 A hostile environment . . Australian commanders were well aware of the importance of food control as a method of controlling the size and effectiveness of the forces the VC/NVA could put in the field. In 1968 Brigadier S. C. Graham, Commander 1ATF from January to October 1967, wrote: . . it would be an impossible task for the enemy to supply from out of country the complete daily food requirements of the large forces now deployed in South Vietnam.

The United States saw itself as the champion of the free world against expansionist communism. Communist expansion was checked for the moment in Europe but the communist victory in China, the Korean War and the Malayan Emergency were seen as evidence that it remained a dangerous possibility in Asia. 26 When it was deployed to Vietnam the US Army brought with it a poor understanding of CRW. It had been successful in World War II and Korea by making maximum use of the massive firepower that its impressive industrial processes could bring to bear on the battlefield.

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